Friday, June 30, 2006


A friend of mine was forced to stay in the same room with Fox News for the last week. He told me that every story about the Supreme Court of the United States had this or a similar picture "from the files" attached to it:

It's the famous (in wingnut circles) artist's representation of Ruth Bader Ginsburgh snoozing on 03/04/06.

When this friend inquired about the picture, the people whose house it was stated that Ginsburgh falls asleep "all the time". It's a well-known fact.

This is hearsay, so I can't vouch for its accuracy. But as a story it shows why we might have such great difficulty talking across the political chasm. We get very different news.